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May Picks 2019

Written by County Lines Magazine

Our picks for top events this month.

You can find more events in Chester County and beyond here on our website, in the Events section.

“Costuming The Crown” at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Through January 5, 2020

From Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, the exhibit features 40 iconic costumes from the award-winning Netflix drama. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design is used to complement riveting drama, re-create history and define characters. 5105 Kennett Pk. (Rt. 52), Winterthur. Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6–$20. 800-448-3883

12th Annual Wilmington Grand Prix & Gran Fondo

May 17–19

Action starts Friday with the Monkey Hill time trials in Brandywine Park at 5 p.m. with live music, BBQ and free admission. Saturday is the men’s and women’s Criterium Races over fast-paced courses, a bike parade, street festival, vendors and more. On Sunday, the Governor’s Ride, Medio Fondo and Gran Fondo offer spectacular views of the rolling hills of chateau country, 8 a.m. $35–$55. Visit

Bow Ties, Big Hats & Bourbon—A Kentucky Derby Party at West Laurel Hill

May 4

Grab your finest hats and bow ties to get down and derby! Indulge in Derby-inspired food, mint juleps, music and live streaming of the Derby. Dress to the nines for the fashion contest and win prizes. Benefits Gateway HorseWorks, a nonprofit offering equine assisted psychotherapy services in a healing, farm-based environment. 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd. 5 p.m. $75, 5 p.m. entry; VIP tickets, $100, 4 p.m. entry with special offerings. 610-668-9900;

Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival

May 11

Sample more than 150 craft beers, wines, meads, ciders and spirits. Enjoy live music, browse local artisans’ wares and food from regional restaurants and food trucks. Benefits local nonprofit organizations designated by Building Better Neighborhoods for the arts, abuse shelters, veterans groups, animal rescues and more. Kimberton Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville. Noon to 4 p.m. Tickets sold in advance only, $45; designated driver, $10.

Brandywine River Museum of Art 48th Annual Antiques Show

May 24–27

Fine antiques from 26 distinguished dealers from the mid-Atlantic and beyond will be on sale. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit the Volunteers’ Purchase Fund and Art Education and Programming. 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford. Preview Party, Fri., 6 to 9 p.m., $150. Sat.–Mon., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20. Rt. 1 at the Museum, Chadds Ford. 610-388-2700;